NOBILIS Trio Is Back

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival

Having performed together for many years, violinist Ruggero Allifranchini, cellist Suren Bagratuni, and pianist Stephen Prutsman make up the chamber ensemble NOBILIS Trio. Allifranchini, a native of Milan, Italy, was the recipient of the Diploma d'Onore from the Chigiana Academy in Sienna, Italy. While at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he became a founding member of the Borromeo String Quartet in which he played exclusively for 11 years. Bagratuni studied at the Moscow Conservatory and later in the United States at the New England Conservatory of Music. He won the silver medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory. Bagratuni is currently artist-teacher and professor of cello at the MSU College of Music. Prutsman studied at the University of California at Los Angeles and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He won international recognition as a medalist at the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. The following year he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and received a medal in the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium. The trio will present an all-Beethoven evening, including Trio Op.70, No. 2 in E-flat Major and the famous Archduke Trio Op. 97 in B-flat Major.

Tickets available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online, or at the door.

$15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students. Available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, or at the door.

Generously sponsored by April Clobes and Glen Brough; Jerry Schuur and Elaine Karle

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